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Obama: Jesus would tax the rich
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Posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:06 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Jesus would tax the rich By: Jennifer Epstein February 2, 2012 10:12 AM EST

President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that conclusion.

The rich pay more not only because “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’” Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity…. This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”

“When I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of most vulnerable among us,” Obama said, “I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody, but I also do it because I know far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years. And I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’”

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He has issues with other people's money.........
1 posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I am offended by a muslim like Obama speculating what Jesus would or wouldn’t do.

Hussien, stick to what you know, mo-ham-head.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 8:22:37 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

3 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:17 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him"

Listen more closely you asswipe, and you might hear Almighty God telling you to stop presiding over the ever expanding number of murders of the unborn.

King Ahab thought he was a real godly guy too.
4 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:31 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must be campaign time.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:51 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

The passage has to do with knowledge and punishment for offense and misfeasance, not money or taxes.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:51 AM PST by steve8714
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To: Sub-Driver

That moron has NO idea what Jesus would do since he’s probably never voluntarily opened a Bible to find out! GRR!


7 posted on 02/02/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: brownsfan

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

8 posted on 02/02/2012 8:25:17 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"from Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’"

I believe Obama's thinking is more akin to Marx's teachings "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
9 posted on 02/02/2012 8:25:29 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Looks like Barry actually was listening to Rev. Wright for 20 years.
10 posted on 02/02/2012 8:26:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesus would not tax anyone.

Jesus would ask the rich to give freely, of their own heart, for the purpose of glorifying God.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Jesus is working as a tax collector or bureaucrat for Caesar and the State is God. Let me see if I can find the verse.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:22 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rich people just like Warren Buffet’s secretary.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:41 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver

His interpretation of this passage is incredibly wrong and not taken in the context in which He was talking.

As a Christian, I can’t judge him, but when he spews fallacies, he must be called on it.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:59 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Sudetenland

OR requiring jizya.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:59 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Avoiding phony religiosity…. This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”

Wow! Does he even see the irony in his comments?

Pot--Kettle.
16 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:14 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesus never took anything from anyone at the point of a bayonet.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:20 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The scriptures show that Jesus never supported forced compassion (Socialism) - Obama - but the scriptures show, too, that he didn’t support heartless capitalism, either - (Romney).


18 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:33 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Sub-Driver

There is a coming Day when Obama will get to account directly to Jesus for that statement. I’m really waiting to see what Jesus has to say about a Muslim claiming to channel Christ the Lord.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:54 AM PST by righttackle44 (R)
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To: Sub-Driver

This reaks of desperation.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 8:29:17 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
..."but for me as a Christian"...

There he goes. Lying again.

21 posted on 02/02/2012 8:29:20 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Sub-Driver
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

Matthew 15:7-9

22 posted on 02/02/2012 8:29:25 AM PST by detective
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To: brownsfan

The whole speech was surreal. Even Muslims believe in personal charity! But it drives me crazy that he can get away with saying Christ meant charity to be distributed by the government! “Render to Caesar” implied no return on the investment, no distribution of Roman funds to care for the sick & poor. I hope someone’s preparing to rip this heresy to shreds, preferably a bishop. (I can dream, can’t I?)


23 posted on 02/02/2012 8:30:07 AM PST by Mach9
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To: Sub-Driver
‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”

I'm going to puke. This actually makes me ill.

I find myself now disliking the individual that is holding office, not just his actions, words and policy.

He demonstrates to Christians everywhere that he's not one if he doesn't understand what Jesus was talking about here. Tax and Wealth? Holy $hit did he miss the mark.

I feel sick.

24 posted on 02/02/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Sub-Driver
"I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian,.."

Yep.... it's an election year.

25 posted on 02/02/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesus is the Son of God and probably hasn’t much to do with muslim trash like Obozo.

Obozo is of the devil Mohammed who whispers in his misshapen ears at night to give orders that will further destroy this nation.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 8:31:29 AM PST by IbJensen (Demint for President, Paul for Treasury Secretary, Apaio For AG)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently liberals read the Bible the same way they read the Constitution: selectively. Just as they always miss that part about the right to bear arms in the latter, they always miss the part about a man not eating if he will not work in the former.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 8:31:40 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jesus: You hypocrite [0bama]! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
28 posted on 02/02/2012 8:32:06 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry is as conversant with the teachings of Jesus as Mitt is with the teachings of conservatism. The fall election is going to offer such a wonderful choice.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 8:32:27 AM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Sub-Driver

How in the world does Mr. Obama know what Jesus would do...about anything?

Oh, wait, Would Jesus think it’s OK to kill his babies in the womb?

Mr. Obama is willingly screwing every Catholic hospital and clinic in America. Would Jesus be OK with that?

Not bloody likely.


30 posted on 02/02/2012 8:33:00 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Sub-Driver

So Jesus threw the tax collectors out of the temple for other reasons??


31 posted on 02/02/2012 8:33:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: LostInBayport

Jesus has already spoken of this when he said,”render unto Ceasar that which is ceasars, and render unto God what is God’s”
Jesus was about the soul not the wallet!


32 posted on 02/02/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by DocJ69
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To: Sub-Driver
#1: Jesus was a Socialist? And advocated sticking swords and spears in peoples' faces to make them pay the gubbermint?

#2: Who actually cares what a Muslim thinks about Jesus, anyway?

33 posted on 02/02/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Tenacious 1

I’ve disliked him as a person since Day 1.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:01 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Tenacious 1

It’s impossible to understand what scripture says without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

That’s what He meant by “he who as ears to hear”.


35 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep - cause Jesus was all about envy and stealing.


36 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:25 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, Jesus would send Obama fishing for a very long! Hey Barry Soetoro what would moham do?


37 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:25 AM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Again, replacing God with Government. God is the one who gives, and the one who expects a “return on His investment” through the loving service and charity of his children, the true believers in Jesus Christ.


38 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:30 AM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: steve8714
Could you repeat that a little louder???? You are spot on and beat me to it.

Nothing ticks me off more than these “Christians” who use scripture to bolster their liberal ideas, yet they have NO idea what they are talking about. And then their God hating followers run with the meme. .

Satan is alive and well in America today, and one of his favorite hangout spots is the Democrat party!

39 posted on 02/02/2012 8:35:09 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The stupid phv<k JMHO of course


40 posted on 02/02/2012 8:35:32 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama also cited the Sermon on the Mount in his June 28, 2006, 'Call to Renewal' address.

"Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles."

Yes, let's not get carried away.

41 posted on 02/02/2012 8:35:52 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: detective

gmta. But you’re faster!


42 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

I do know Jesus would over turn the tables at Fannie and Freddie and whip the crap out of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd....


43 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Squidpup

How much did Obama and Biden give to charity again?


44 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:41 AM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: brownsfan
telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that conclusion.

Did he also mention that mohammed would rob them, enslave them and rape their children?

45 posted on 02/02/2012 8:37:08 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.


46 posted on 02/02/2012 8:37:35 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the Kenyan Muslim thinks Jesus Christ was a big government socialist?
Wow... If the boy Marxist isn’t flushed down the toilet like a turd in November, America is in real big trouble.


47 posted on 02/02/2012 8:37:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: mkjessup

“Listen more closely you asswipe, and you might hear Almighty God telling you to stop presiding over the ever expanding number of murders of the unborn.”

Excellent point....Obama the Hun rabidly supports the right of women to kill their babies and refuses to give medical aid to the little fighters that actually survive the barbaric procedure.


48 posted on 02/02/2012 8:38:30 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: Sub-Driver
Well when he comes back we'll see if he does tax the rich.

Of course in 21st Century America Christ couldn't get elected to Congress...

49 posted on 02/02/2012 8:39:06 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama and Jesus in the same sentence? Now that’s repulsive.


50 posted on 02/02/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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